PYCL 510 Assignment #1 – College & Career Readiness Counseling Presentation and Unit Plan (FPEC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.8, 2.3, 2.5, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 4.7, 5.3, 7.2, 8.2, 8.3; InTASC Standards

PYCL 510 Assignment #1 – College & Career Readiness Counseling Presentation and Unit Plan (FPEC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.8, 2.3, 2.5, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 4.7, 5.3, 7.2, 8.2, 8.3; InTASC Standards 2, 4, 6, 7 (partial); FEAP a.1; CAEP 1.g; NOSCA 1-8) (30 points)Each candidate will present on a chapter of the Curry & Milsom text (chapters and topics will be presented by the instructor). These chapters focus on a variety of the NOSCA components (see list above). Each candidate will educate classmates on the chapter material. In addition to the presentation, candidates will also develop a Career & College Readiness Counseling Unit Plan that aligns with one of the grade levels discussed in the chapter. Deadlines and presentation times will be established by the instructor; grading can be found at the end of this syllabus by reviewing the assignment’s grading rubric. Each presenter will be given one hour to present on their topic and unit plan. The presenter will be expected to use at least 10 resources in their presentation. These resources can include books, journal articles, websites, and other resources. Resources must be cited in APA style in one of the handouts. Five of the 10 resources must be either professional textbooks or journal articles. The presenter must post an electronic copy of their presentation, the unit plan, and any additional essential materials to the class discussion board.

List of Potential TopicsGrades P-1: Career ExposureGrades 2 & 3 Career Play & ExplorationGrades 4 & 5: Preparing for the Middle School TransitionGrades 6 & 7: Career and Self AwarenessGrade 8: High School Transition PlanningGrade 9: Focus on Academic and Work HabitsGrade 10: Career and College PlanningGrade 11: Career and College PreparationGrade 12: Postsecondary TransitionsThe Presentation1.Email the instructor with your top 3 preferences for topics.2.Thoroughly read your assigned chapter in the textbook.3.Research and read supplemental materials that relate to your topic area. Make sure that you use at least 10 resources. Five of these resources must be from professional publications (this can include your textbook, other professional books, and professional journal articles). The other 5 resources can be from websites or non-refereed publications.4.Review the NOSCA Components as they relate to your selected grade level.5.Plan and develop your presentation by following the outline below:

I.Developmental overview

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II.Relevant career theoriesIII.Include key elements to consider for the school counseling program curriculum (cover the relevant

NOSCA Components)IV.Specific school counseling interventions for this grade level

V.Ideas for involvement of parents and community in College & Career Readiness (CCR) counseling curriculum

VI.Ideas to implement the CCR counseling curriculum in a cross-disciplinary fashion VII.Examples of data school counselors can use to assess effectiveness of the CCR counseling

curriculum for this grade levelVIII.A references list (APA Style required)

6.Use a formal presentation format (e.g., PowerPoint, Prezi) and upload a copy of your presentation to Blackboard’s discussion board. You will also upload your Unit Plan and any additional materials utilized in your presentation or unit plan.The Unit Plan

Develop a College & Career Readiness Counseling Unit Plan consisting of at least three consecutive classroom lesson plans designed for a specific grade in either elementary, middle or high school level (P re- K through grade 12).

To assist with the Unit Plan, utilize the textbooks, materials assigned in this course, and review NOSCA’s Counselor’s Guide for your preferred grade level.•Elementary: http://nosca.collegeboard.orrg/eight-components/elementary-guide•Middle: http://nosca.collegeboard.orrg/eight-components/middle-school-guide

•High: http://nosca.collegeboard.orrg/eight-components/high-school-guideWhen choosing activities and…

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